Central France is mostly fantastic for hitchhiking, particularly from small town to town.
In the summer, many are attracted to the lure of the Loire valley and so it may be possible to get fast rides with tourists and travellers in the area. It is also known for its fantastic and cheap wine. Be careful not to get stuck in the large cities such as Tours or particularly Orleans (on the outskirts, it becomes quite industrial and hell to get out of, Jason has discovered this many times.
As the France page reads, choose your spots carefully, but most small towns and villages will be kind to you. If you are female or travelling with a female, the rides will be quicker, of course.
<map lat="47.673988792871" lng="1.4845737218645" zoom="8" view="0" float="right" width="600" height="800" />
|name of the departement||ID||main city||other important cities|
|Loiret||45||Orléans||Chatillon-sur-Loire, Fleury-les-Aubrais, Montargis|
Regions: Alsace • Aquitaine • Auvergne • Bourgogne • Bretagne • Centre • Champagne-Ardenne • Corsica • Franche-Comté • Île-de-France • Languedoc-Roussillon • Limousin • Lorraine • Midi-Pyrénées • Nord-Pas de Calais • Basse-Normandie • Haute-Normandie • Pays de la Loire • Picardie • Poitou-Charentes • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur • Rhône-Alpes